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Old 05-31-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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Cruising down the road on my way home I noticed an exotic looking car in front of me. At first glance, I thought it was a Ferrari. As I got behind him I noticed the audi symbol along with the "R8". Got up next to him but he would never look at me.
Prior to me pulling next to him, I heard him goosing it a couple cars ahead "exotic sound btw" so I knew he might be game for a race.
I get back behind him at a light, light turns green and he slowly starts going. I left it in first just in case he decided to jump and sure enough he takes off. I caught him and FLEW by, then slowed to give him a thumbs up but he woudlnt even look at me.
As soon as I got home, I did some research on them to see their specs. They are said to run 12.6's at around 113 so it's no surprise that I would win, but it was still cool to see one on the road.
Well, that's my story, thanks for reading.

http://www.dragtimes.com/Audi-R8-Timeslip-11346.html
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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nice kill, i would love to see one of those audis.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks. Yea, this is my first time seeing one of these in person. Nice car. I'd bet it'd tear me a new one in the twisties.
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Depends. They are kinda heavy and Audi AWD is till a bit understeer prone.

AFAIK your the first to post up a kill on one of those. Sweet!
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i dunno that vette should take some corners pretty well.

i on the other hand cant go around a corner very fast or my rear tires scrub=(
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Congrats! Nice kill. I didn't think these things were even set for release until the fall, at the earliest! BTW; with sticky enough handling tires, and as long as you did not swap in QA1s/Hals, you would stick right with him in the "twisties" (on smooth, dry roads, at least).
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Depends. They are kinda heavy and Audi AWD is till a bit understeer prone.

AFAIK your the first to post up a kill on one of those. Sweet!
The R8's are pretty light and are Mid-engined RWD I beleive.
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so far the two trim levels of the R8 both feature the Audi Quattro = AWD.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:40 AM   #9
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nice kill, im not exactly sure but i think the R8 is relativley light for a audi it would be a great race a on a twisty course. i hope they come out with v10 one and posibbly the V12 TDI, 735 lb/ft of torque + AWD =
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:22 AM   #10
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One blew my doors off in Florida. It was modified and i'm pretty stock.
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I don't know if this one was modified, although I do not think it was. It def. had an exotic sound.
As for weight, I believe I read they weigh around 3400lbs which is comparable to f-bodies. Just from "reading" stock for stock, they should win every time if they are running 12.6's. I would imagine that most of that grunt is in the launch with AWD since he wasn't much of a race for me from a 15mph roll.
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yeah i doubt you had any problem with him. with my sweet 2.73's my auto and a lid and catback i was screwed lol I didn't know what it was til I got home and looked it up. Then I didn't feel as bad.
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Good kill !! Let me know if you come across a BMW M5 V10. I got to race one in Illinois on my way back from Texas. I would love to destroy the Audi you raced. I like beating up high dollar Euro rides.
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Its basicly a detuned lamborghini gallardo. There the same cars, with slit twists to them
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I too love *** pounding high end cars.
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Depends. They are kinda heavy and Audi AWD is till a bit understeer prone.

AFAIK your the first to post up a kill on one of those. Sweet!
Actually the r8 can only send a max of 30% of output to the front so its more oversteer prone than any other audi. The back end comes around quite nicely from what I've seen.
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Yep the R8 is mid engine with a 40/60 F/R torque split so it definitely can handle.
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man that r8 looks
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Congrats on the kill - they're pretty rare cars so far. I got to sample one a short while back; great looks, decent power, and very comfortable as a bonus *L*. Here's a link to a Top Gear review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBVhL...ge-Audi-R8.htm
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